Secure Freedom Minute: The Right Resolution – Hamas Must Unconditionally Surrender


The UN Security Council is expected to debate a resolution today offered by Algeria that would demand an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. The Biden administration has signaled it will veto such an initiative. That’s the good news.

The bad news is that the United States will reportedly offer an alternative calling for a temporary ceasefire and oppose an Israeli ground offensive against Hamas’ last stronghold in Rafah. Like King Solomon’s Biblical ruling, it would split the difference, but kill the proverbial baby by ensuring Israel’s defeat.

There is, of course, another option. As former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper recently pointed out, Hamas could surrender. In fact, on December 20th, Secretary of State Tony Blinken actually called for Hamas to do so, observing: “This is over tomorrow if Hamas does that.” 

The U.S. must ensure Hamas surrenders, not Israel. 

This is Frank Gaffney.

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